About White Mountains

The White Mountains are a wonderful place to relax, escape, and experience nature. This spectacular mountain range is home to every imaginable species of northeastern wildlife, including bears and wild turkeys. The landscape is as varied as the plant and animal life here, extending from sea level to the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. This diversity, both in landscape and wildlife, means that there is something to do here every season of the year! Depending on when you visit, you can go snowshoeing, witness a breathtaking palette of autumn colors, or hike and bike the trails.

Here are a few additional suggestions as you plan your trip:

  • Take a trip to Loon Mountain: Take a sky trolley up to one of the most expansive scenic vistas in the White Mountains. Loon Mountain also offers a children's playground, a self-guided nature tour, rock climbing walls, horseback riding stables, and seasonal music festivals.
  • Visit Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves: Stroll the wooden walkways that wind through the canyons and waterfalls of this spectacular cave system. Children will enjoy panning for gemstones and fossils.
  • Ride the Hobo Railroad: Take a fifteen mile round-trip train ride along the Pemigewasset River in the vintage cars of this old restored railroad.
  • Visit Clarks Trading Post: This is a fun attraction for children of any age. While you are here, see the performing bear and spectacular acrobatic troupe, and check out the variety of specialty shops and museums.
  • Explore Polar Caves Park: See the animal exhibits, the maple sugar museum, and the glacial boulder maze at this park. Come here for quiet nature trails, picnic areas, and a day of family adventure.
  • Drive the Mount Washington Auto Road: This road winds through four climate zones to the highest point in the northeast. Take a guided tour or travel alone and watch the landscape change around you as you ascend.

Luckily, it's easy to find a vacation rental in the White Mountains no matter what time of year you schedule your trip. Many visitors decide to reserve a cottage or condo and use it as a home base for a wide variety of outdoor adventures. If you are visiting in the summer, book a lakeside house and spend your afternoons swimming, boating, and sunbathing. If you are planning on coming in the winter, find a cozy, secluded cabin where you can relax by the fire after a day of ice fishing or cross country skiing.